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Tommy Robinson: British police think tweets are an emergency

I’ve had enough experience with the police to know that their priorities aren’t quite right.

I was arrested during a charity walk to help sick children, and my book Enemy of the State outlines how I quickly became a target of the British authorities for speaking up against extremism.

But the police really outdid themselves recently.

Beyoncé: alt-blonde with racial privilege.

NY Mag: Blonde Hair A ‘Dog Whistle Of Whiteness’

“Now, blonde is the color of the right, for whom whiteness has become a hallmark,” Amy Larocca writes. “[Blonde hair is] a dog whistle of whiteness, an unspoken declaration of values, a wink-wink to the power of racial privilege and to the 1980s vibe that pervades a movement led by a man who still believes in the guilt of the Central Park Five.”

At one point in the article, Larocca even refers to the group of blonde Fox News women–the Ainsley Earhardts and Martha MacCallums of the world–as the “alt-blonde[s],” a play on the political term “alt-right.”

“The alt-blonde common on Fox News is a specific look: It’s layered and yellow and never too long,” she says, arguing that blonde hair is a prerequisite for delivering “panicked reports about dangerous immigrants and the president with Hussein for a middle name.”

Panelists pull out of black journalists conference after invite is extended to top Trump aide Omarosa Manigault

A huge fallout has engulfed a conference for black journalists after a senior aide to President Trump was added to a panel.

The decision to add Omarosa Manigault to the line-up at the National Association of Black Journalists conference in New Orleans has been branded ‘extremely offensive’.

Harm reduction workers post list of demands to combat opioid crisis in Toronto

A group of harm reduction workers in Toronto are calling on the city to immediately open safe spaces for drug use while supervised injection sites are constructed.

The demand was among a list of measures issued by the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, which called for the city to declare a public health emergency over the current opioid crisis so that more resources can be used to prevent overdose deaths.

Al Gore Is Confused About The Nature Of Truth Itself

Truth applies to mathematics, chess, and other endeavors in which we write the rules. It never applies to our findings about nature, which are educated opinions based on scientists’ interpretations of observations. Philosophers since ancient times have recognized that observations always have some degree of uncertainty and so they cannot prove anything to be true. Not only are our methods of observing imperfect but, as human beings subject to many influences, we all have biases that affect how we interpret what we think we see.

StatsCan blames computer error for spike in number of English speakers in Quebec

Statistics Canada is blaming a computer error for results that indicated a surprising increase in the number of English-speaking people in Quebec.

The agency said roughly 61,000 people were misclassified when the results of the 2016 census were compiled.

​”We are working diligently to correct the information and publish updated findings next week,” Statistics Canada said in a statement released Friday afternoon.

“We are also taking steps to further strengthen our quality control procedures.”

There is no such thing as a “computer error”.

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